Concise Minutes - Health and Social Care Committee


Meeting Venue:

Remote via Zoom

Meeting date: Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Meeting time: 09.35 - 11.21
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/12828


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Attendance

Category

Names

Members of the Senedd:

Russell George MS (Chair)

Rhun ap Iorwerth MS

Gareth Davies MS

Mike Hedges MS

Jack Sargeant MS

Joyce Watson MS

Witnesses:

Ewan Hilton, Platfform

Professor Rob Poole, Centre for Mental Health and Society at Bangor University

Dr Jen Daffin, Psychologists for Social Change

Committee Staff:

Helen Finlayson (Clerk)

Claire Morris (Second Clerk)

Lowri Jones (Deputy Clerk)

Philippa Watkins (Researcher)

Sarah Hatherley (Researcher)

Amy Clifton (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

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2       Mental health inequalities: evidence session with the Centre for Mental Health and Society at Bangor University, Platfform and Psychologists for Social Change

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Centre for Mental Health and Society at Bangor University, Platfform and Psychologists for Social Change.

2.2 The panel agreed to write to the Committee with additional examples of the role of partners and communities in developing and delivering community solutions, and promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing.

2.3 Ewan Hilton, Chief Executive – Platfform, agreed to share a copy of a report prepared by Platfform during the pandemic looking at issues relating to mental health and the workforce.

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3       Paper(s) to note

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3.1   Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Health and Social Services with follow up questions on winter planning following the meeting on Thursday 10 February

3.1 The Committee noted the letter.

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3.2   Response from the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Chair regarding follow up questions on winter planning following the meeting on Thursday 10 February

3.2 The Committee noted the response.

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3.3   Letter from Hywel Dda University Health Board to the Chair regarding funding for the continuation of service delivered by Care and Repair Cymru

3.3 The Committee noted the letter.

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3.4   Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding funding from health boards for the continuation of service delivered by Care and Repair Cymru

3.4 The Committee noted the letter.

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3.5   Response from the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Chair regarding funding from health boards for the continuation of service delivered by Care and Repair Cymru

3.5 The Committee noted the response.

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3.6   Letter from the Chair to Chair, Equality and Social Justice Committee regarding the role of health boards in safeguarding women and children who may be experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse

3.6 The Committee noted the letter.

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3.7   Response from Chair, Equality and Social Justice Committee to the Chair regarding the role of health boards in safeguarding women and children who may be experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse

3.7 The Committee noted the response.

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3.8   Letter to Senedd Committee Chairs from Chair, Finance Committee regarding its programme of engagement for the forthcoming Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2023-24

3.8 The Committee noted the letter.

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3.9   Letter to Senedd Committee Chairs from Chair, Equality and Social Justice Committee regarding annual scrutiny of the Future Generations Commissioner

3.9 The Committee noted the letter.

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3.10 Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Climate Change regarding disabled facilities grants

3.10 The Committee noted the letter.

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3.11 Response from the Minister for Climate Change to the Chair regarding disabled facilities grants

3.11 The Committee noted the response.

3.11 (a) The Committee agreed to write to the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) for further information.

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3.12 Letter from Chair, Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing regarding eating disorder services in Wales

3.12 The Committee noted the letter.

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4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

4.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

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5       Mental health inequalities: consideration of evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

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6       Forward work programme

6.1 The Committee agreed its work programme for the summer and autumn terms.

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